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Places to see in Jalandhar

Places to see in Jalandhar
Jalandhar is believed to have emerged out of the sea. This legendary origin of Jalandhar is confirmed by some geologists who believe that once upon a time the sea stretched up to Jalandhar Doab and the neighbouring Shiwaliks of Hoshiarpur. According to the Padma Purana, the City takes its name from the great "Daitya" King , Jalandhra, the son of the Ocean.

The earliest historical mention of Jalandhar occurs in the reign of Kanishka, when about A.D. 100 a council of Buddhist Theologions met near Jalandhar chiefly for the purpose of collecting manuscripts and preparing commentaries on them.

Jalandhar boasts of many historic monuments. Prominent among them are the mausoleum of Imam Nasir, the fort at Phillaur which once served as Maharaja Ranjit Singh's line of defence against the British, a Shiv Mandir which dates back to the Lodhi era, Devi Talab Mandir, Tombs at Nakodar, Sarai at Nurmahal, Gurudwara at Kartarpur etc.

Places to see in Jalandhar

Devi Talab Mandir

is located about one km from the railway station. The old Devi Talab has been renovated and in its centre, a new temple has been built. Recently a model of Amarnath Yatra has been built in the premises. An old temple of goddess Kali also stands by the side of the Devi Talab. The gilded Mandir is famous for the 'Hariballabh Sangeet Sammelan' held every year in December at its precincts for the past 125 years.

Shiv Mandhir:

The temple situated at Gur Mandi near Imam Nasir mausoleum dates back to the Lodhi Era. Believed to be built by the Nawab of Sultanpur Lodhi, the mandir is a blend of Muslim Hindu architecture. History also shows that it was built by a Muslim ruler as an apology for dishonoring a Hindu girl. The main gate is built in the style of a mosque while the rest of the building is in Hindu style. There is a legend that when Jalandhar was Nawabs territory, he had eyed a newly married Hindu girl who was a devotee of Lord Shiva .

Shaheed-E-Azam Sardar Bhagat Museum, Khatkar Kalan:

A museum at Khatkal Kalan, the native village of the great Martyr Sardar Bhagat Singh, was inaugurated on his 50th death anniversary. It was earlier in Jalandhar district, now became part of Nawanshahr district. To pay homage to the great revolutionary martyrs of the Punjab , who laid down their lives for the liberation of their motherland, all their memorable belongings are displayed here.

Niku Park:

Once had a lovely ambiance long time ago has regained its stature as cheap nature garden or a mini amusment park. For a nearly Rs2/- per person as entry fee (also Rs2/- for scooter parking, if you would want to park it inside) you will enjoy large open space, some beautiful fountains, candy/popcorn stall, five or six rides like cups and saucers, roller coaster etc, children's train, caterpillar etc (Rs10/- per ride/popcorn/candy). It is easily accessible, being in one of the most active colonies of Jalandhar-Model Town. Expect calm soothing environment and more, you could sit quietly on the grass or scream on the roller coaster. Since adjacent to Model Town(MT) market, going for some shopping, eating Gole Gapee/Pani Puri, Bhel Puri & just for gheri is no problem. Do visit Model Town market, if you visit Niku Park. Parkesh Bakery in MT market is the right place for buying snacks, cakes, gifts & soft drinks. During good old days, there used to be a manual machine installed on the counter of the bakery, where the sales person will slice the bread loaf for you & pack it giving a nice, fresh look of the bread. If you would like to see community, sundays are the best days to go. Besides these, Prithvi’s Planet Bowling Alley is another place to visit.

A traditional Punjabi village themed resort. Haveli, a traditional Punjabi restaurant on the G.T. Road, Jalandhar-Phagwara Highway, a wayside eating resort off Jalandhar.The resort that came up a few years ago, close to the popular Lucky Dhaba, has clicked like anything. It offers the ambience of a lost Punjabi village with a truck interior very much a part of the interior and waiters togged in tehmat-kurtas and phulkari jackets. Now it has grown to add a marriage palace and an enlosure called Rangla Punjab, which has a cultural programme every evening. Many wayside resorts are trying to go the Haveli way but this place, run by Jains of Jalandhar, remains unparalleled in success. The only thing that is not to be found here is non-vegetarian fare but people still come out in large numbers to Haveli. It's a new-age dhaba with a heady flavour of bygone Punjab. Haveli, a traditional Punjabi restaurant on the Grand Trunk Road near Jalandhar, has redefined roadside eating by a delectable blend of Punjabi cuisine and culture. Making it a clean break from the dust-and-flies fixture of the highway dhabas, this 23-acre food plaza offers ethnic food in a folk-laced ambience imbued with neatness and nostalgia. Haveli spawned a couple of copycats with "Haveli" suffix in Punjab and Haryana. On average, this 24x7 eatery attracts 5,000 to 8,000 customers every day per one of their employee.

Wonder Land:

Wonderland Theme Park is an amusement water park with water games and water rides. The Park spreads over 11 acres with many hrilling rides offering healthy entertainment to all age groups. The park is located about 6 kms from Jalandhar Bus terminus and 8 kms from the Railway Station on Nakodar Road . The water rides includes bumper cars, flying jets, horror house, boating, kiddies' boating, play house, flying dragon and a slide splash.
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